A Workshop on Bushland and Tree removal in the Blue Mountains
The Environmental Defenders Office will be running a workshop for the Society to inform us about the legislation and processes that now exist to protect bushland here in the Blue Mountains.
The workshop is free, but we would appreciate attendees registering their interest at EventBrite.
Read more about the EDO Workshop
Council is currently preparing a Masterplan for Crown Land at Lawson.
The three options are currently available to view online here.
Comments closed 20th April 2018. Here's the Society's submission
Read more about the masterplan and the Society's position, here
At the Society's Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 28th March, Madi Maclean was re-elected President.
Changes to the Society's Management Committee included Lachlan Garland (National Parks & World Heritage Officer, Valda Low (Environment Education Officer), Clare Power (Sustainability Officer, Annette Coulter (Publicity Officer) and Alan Page (Website Officer).
Heather Hull, Margaret Baker and Ross Coster were made life-members.
They joined seven other life-members: Brian Marshall, Christine Davies, Elizabeth Buki, Jill Dark, Kevin Bell, Lyndal Sullivan and Robin Mosman.
"Who agrees that we can't let a coal mine destroy this unique Australian landscape?" asks NSW Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham.
"The Gardens of Stone on the edge of the Blue Mountains near Lithgow will be destroyed if coal mining is allowed to go ahead."
"Here I am standing on the precipice of the sandstone pagodas in this beautiful Australian bushland that could be ruined through subsidence caused by longwall mining techniques - where they deliberate collapse the earth as the mining machine moves along the coal face. As the age of coal comes to a close, we should not be risking such incredible areas."
Sitting on the southern escarpment, Radiata Plateau (also known as Elphinstone) with its outstanding topography is the last remaining undeveloped peninsula-plateau in the upper Blue Mountains.
Home to rare and threatened species, culturally significant and a magnet for the local outdoor community, Radiata Plateau, towering high above rolling valleys has been in the making for millennia.
The Society believes that the Western Sydney Airport and its attendant infrastructure and associated industries poses a very real threat to the GBMWHA. And as a result, the Airport is a threat to the Blue Mountains communities, tourism and businesses.
The principal impact on the GBMWHA and Blue Mountains communities of the proposed Western Sydney Airport is aircraft noise.